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Menopause Myths: Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Dangerous?

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help ease symptoms of menopause… however it is associated with serious risks if used long term. So, is HRT dangerous?

    In this article, I’m going to be debunking another one of the common myths of menopause: hormone therapy is dangerous. NAMS or the North American Menopause Society reports that although using hormones can increase your risk of breast cancer in cardiovascular disease, studies show that benefits may outweigh risks for healthy women younger than age 60 with moderate to severe hot flash.

    The goal is to use the lowest dose of hormone therapy that treats your symptoms for the shortest time necessary. Women also with a uterus need to combine estrogen with progesterone. This is super important to help protect the lining of your uterus from thickening. I would add that it’s super important to exercise and eat a clean diet, eliminate exposure to endocrine disruptors, and protect your health from chemicals and toxins you put in on and around your body as these disrupt your hormones and add to the chaos that’s already happening. So there you have it… another myth debunked!

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